HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1137W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the first Chief of Defence Logistics was appointed; and if he will make a statement. [69098]

Mr. Ingram

General Sir Sam Cowan was appointed, initially as Chief of Defence Logistics (Designate), in the lead in to the DLO's former launch on 1 September 1998 for a four-year period. The appointment of Air Marshal Sir Malcolm Pledger was announced on 21 March 2002 in the normal way, and he will take up his appointment in the rank of Air Chief Marshal, on 2 September 2002.